Atalanta will be hoping to break the 100-goal mark and continue their unbeaten run in Serie A this weekend

Serie A: The Mouthwatering Battle For Second Best

Atalanta vs Inter Milan

With the Serie A 2019/20 season winding down and Juventus having secured their ninth straight Scudetto, football fans may have tuned out already.

However, there’s still more to be excited for as this weekend’s clash at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia offers quite a fascinating matchup.

Atalanta will host Inter Milan in a battle for Serie A’s second seed. But more importantly, these two clubs will use this  gain some momentum ahead of their respective European competitions.

Next week, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men will face Thomas Tuchel’s Paris-Saint Germain in the Champions League quarterfinals while Antonio Conte’s side will host Jose Bordalas’ Getafe in the second leg of their Europa League Round of 16 tiff.

Along with this, Atalanta and Inter would also monitor the Serie A 2020 updates about the match between Napoli and Lazio to give themselves a clearer picture on where they might end up.

So expect these teams to go at each other’s heads this weekend, as their competitive juices will spill over in what will be a battle of pride and bragging rights.

 

Talking Points

Atalanta reaching for rare milestones

Gian Piero Gasperini’s men are on the cusp of making history, and they can hit two birds in one stone come tomorrow.

They are the highest scoring side in Serie A this season with 98 goals so far, and they can reach the century mark should their players be on target.

Since blasting Brescia with a 6-2 tally in mid-July, Atalanta’s attack has been so-so in their last four matches.

They’ve only scored one goal in winnable games versus Hellas Verona and Bologna, and they missed a rare opportunity to go on top of the Serie A standings when they drew level against AC Milan.

La Dea bounced back shortly against Parma with a 2-1 scoreline, so there’s a huge possibility that they can do it.

Atalanta have never finished to as high as second place in the Italian top-flight, so a win here will take them to their biggest achievement since returning to top flight in 2012.

Overall, this was a great season for Gian Piero Gasperini’s club considering that they’re not really considered as an elite team historically.

 

Inter looking to give their manager a great birthday gift

Antonio Conte recently celebrated his 51st birthday and the Nerazzurri boss is hopeful that they would secure second place after this fixture.

Although they weren’t able to carry out their main objective in dethroning Juventus, Inter have witnessed major improvements under the former Chelsea boss.

Inter could finish their Serie A campaign with 82 points

Inter boss Antonio Conte giving instructions from the touchline

They have already scored more points than expected with 79 so far and they could equal their 2010 championship season to where they finished with 82 points.

However, getting the job done will be much easier said than done as Inter are expected to miss several players ahead of this match.

Josip Ilicic remains out while Jose Palomino is deemed doubtful due to a muscular problem that forced him off the pitch versus Parma.

Furthermore, Conte will also face a hard decision on whether who will be their main striker. Lautaro Martinez is primed to take over and that might relegate Alexis Sanchez to the bench despite his brilliant form as of late.

 

History

The head-to-head matchup between Atalanta and Inter Milan has been one-sided, with the visitors carrying a significant advantage.

In their 35 fixtures against each other, the Nerazzurri have won 18 times compared to only seven by La Dea along with 10 draws.

Their last two fixtures ended in low-scoring draws, but it’s expected that this one will be a cracker given that they’ve averaged 2.91 goals per game.

Now let’s head on over to our latest Serie A 2020 odds to learn more about our betting tips.

 

Betting Tip

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Atalanta vs Inter MilanOver 2.75 @ 1.59
August 2, 02:45 (GMT+8)

Honestly, it’s hard to pick a winner between these two given the intensity they both put out there on the pitch.

These are two of the most prolific scoring teams in the league as they aren’t shy of firing away. Hence, my recommendation is to place your bets on Over 2.50 @ 1.50.

You can also bet on Total Goal 2-3 @ 1.88. But if you are swinging for the fences, you may fancy a bet on Total Goal 4-6 @ 2.11.

Do take note that Atalanta are only favoured to win slightly in the 1×2 market as they are priced at 2.49. Inter Milan are pegged at 2.57 while chances for a draw are at 3.60.

As we are approaching the conclusion of the 2019/20 Serie A season, tune in for more of our coverage here at SBOBET.

A SHORT EXPLANATION ON HOW OUR (??) BETS ARE WORTH:
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Disclaimer: Odds are correct at time of publish.

 

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